“The Difference” sounds glitched out and blissful, kind of like a new relationship. Unsurprisingly, that’s exactly what John War wrote this particular song about – the disconnect between expectation and reality when meeting a new person, especially in the case of a budding romance. A summer song at heart, “The Difference” is also icy and hypnotic, bringing to mind the stuttering electronica of The Postal Service mixed with the spaced out indie rock of Tame Impala. It’s cool to take things nonchalantly, but that comes at a price. John War is pointing out how difficult it can be to get close to someone in 2016.
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